We are constantly striving for improvement and, as a staff, we are always thinking of ideas to get the most out of the children and help them to perform to the best of their ability. We have been looking more recently at all the main, basic things children need to do to improve their work.
Each Year Group has come up with a list of what we are calling ‘Non-Negotiables’. This list includes: presentation, punctuation, layout, handwriting etc. expectations that the children must ensure happens with all their work all the time. We will have a copy up in every class and this will be referred to constantly throughout the day.
With this initiative we are trying to instil in the children the basic expectations for every piece of work. If this list becomes second nature to the children, it leaves the teacher free to comment on the targets that will help the children to progress better.